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Gothenburg City Guide

The largest non-capital in the Nordics, Gothenburg is a university town booming with culture, a high-tech research hub and an advocate of sustainability. Known for its friendly locals, the mixture of the charming atmosphere with the breeze of the sea makes this city a favourite.

Lake Gothenburg        |        Image by  andantheandanthe from flickr

Founded by King Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century, Gothenburg developed into an important commercial fishing hub. Its significance increased due to the Swedish East India Company. Exports of iron and wood and the tobacco and sugar industry were among the main sectors which gave the city big profits. 

 
 

Cafe Husaren,Haga Nygata | Image by  heatheronhertravels from flickr 

 

This city is best explored on foot. Take in the atmospheric experience provided by the cobbled streets lined with independent shops and cafés. Explore Haga, a vibrant neighborhood which was Gothenburg’s first suburb when it was originally planned in the 17th century. Take the opportunity to stop for a Fika, at the classic Café Husaren on Haga Nygata, which is an ancient and popular custom of enjoying a coffee and a snack with friends.

Gothenburg has one of the world’s most buoyant scenes. Hosting numerous breweries, GBG Beer Week, world’s biggest beer and whisky festivals take place here every spring. Dating back to the mid-17th century, Poppels brewery was one of the first breweries opened on the city’s shores. Don’t forget to enjoy a pint of beer at Dugges, the city’s first micro-brewery. Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is Sweden's second largest airport and serves the Gothenburg region.

Made up of over 8,000 islands, islets and skerries, the gorgeous Bohuslän archipelago provides the perfect opportunity to spend a day in the most idyllic manner. The lobsters found here are considered to be the best in the world. Have a small and cozy picnic at the cliffs of these rocky islands or go on long bike rides and scenic walks while admiring this haven.

A gastronomical heaven, Gothenburg is a popular foodie destination complete with fresh seafood harvested from the nearby sea and land. Make sure you visit the fish market Feskekörka for the most diverse collection of fish and seafood in the country.

You are guaranteed a varied adventure full with lively city life, all within the magic of nature and sea. 

 

Gothenburg Taxi Transfers

Considered to be one of the world’s best, Gothenburg’s public transportation system is exceptional. With an extremely organized system of buses, trams, metro, trains and cycles, one is subjected to a completely different point of view of the city. The municipality-owned company Västtrafik manages the public transportation in the area and responsible for all the transfers in Gothenburg

Tram, Gothenburg        |        Image by Maria Eklind from flickr

Public transportation is preferred even for commutes of long distance due to its good coverage in the region. A thing to keep in mind is that tickets can be bought only at the app Västtrafik ToGo, vending machine on the tram and from shops displaying the Västtrafik logo, such as Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven. You can’t buy tickets from drivers on buses, boats, or trams and it is difficult to pay in cash.

 

 
Ferry,Golthenburg         |        Image by Udo Schröter from flickr 

 

Train

The rail services in Gothenburg provide you with the perfect opportunity to have a relaxing journey while admiring the scenic views. Services like SJ, Västtrafik, Öresundståget, Tågab, NSB and MTR Express connect the city to Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen and provide comfortable transfers.  The travel times are drastically reduced as the trains run frequently and you can reach Oslo just under 4 hours, Stockholm in 3 hours and Copenhagen in 3.5 hours.

Almost all significant bus companies like Flixbus, Nettbus and Bus4you operate at the bus terminal Nils Ericssonterminalen. Long distance and express buses operate which make your transfers to major Scandinavian cities extremely easy. Västtrafik manages the bus services in West Sweden. Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is Sweden's second largest airport and serves the Gothenburg region.

For beautiful transfers by water, travel by one of the many ferry routes Fredrikshavn–Gothenburg and Kiel–Gothenburg run by Stena Line. The ferry terminal for Denmark is located at Masthuggstorget whereas the ferry terminal for Germany is in Klippan.

Taxi

Taxis can be handy when you want to avoid crowds and travel without any waiting time. For easy, stress-free travel, Rydeu provides private transfers in and around the city. Rydeu strives to make every journey safe and enjoyable.

 

Gothenburg Airport Transfers and Taxis

Transfers from Göteborg Landvetter Airport are extremely easy and convenient. Your journey begins at the airport itself and a lot depends on the method of airport transfers chosen

Airport Bus     |       Image by heatheronhertravels from flickr 

How to reach the city centre via bus? 

Airport transfers are extremely easy due to the shuttle bus service Flygbussarna. The bus stop is right outside the terminal and the journey time is between 25 and 30 minutes. The Flygbussarna’s first drop-off point is a tram and bus hub which connects all areas of the city. The final stop on the bus route is the main bus station Nils Ericssonterminalen in central Gothenburg. A single bus journey costs around 100 SEK and that tickets can be bought only at the app Västtrafik ToGo, vending machine on the tram and from shops displaying the Västtrafik logo, such as Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven. You can’t buy tickets from drivers on buses, boats, or trams and it is difficult to pay in cash. Children up to 7 years can travel free of charge if accompanied by an adult, with a maximum of two children per adult. The Flygbussarna ticket can be used for 90 minutes on public transportation in the city, which is managed by the public transport company Västtrafik. Another cheaper option is the Flix Bus which provides easy and convenient airport transfers to the Gothenburg city centre three times a day for just 9 SEK.

The distance between the airport and city centre is 25 kilometres and you can reach the centre in 25 minutes by car.

Taxi services from the Airport to the city centre

Taxis are a convenient choice from travelling from the airport especially at night when there is no public transportation and you have a lot of luggage. The city taxis offer a set price, ‘Fastpris’, for journeys into the city. It is always recommended to use the services of well-known firms.  Rydeu provides an easy solution for all your travel woes with easy airport transfers. They are cheap, affordable and leave you hassle-free to enjoy the journey to your destination.

Gothenburg Museum of Art     |        Image by Giåm from flickr 

1. Gothenburg Museum of Art

Including masterpieces by Albert Edelfelt, Ernst Josephson, Monet and Picasso Chagall, the museum is home to one of the finest art collections in Northern Europe. Admire the gorgeous art and participate in the family activities, lectures and workshops organized by the museum. Enjoy a small meal at the café in the grounds itself

 

Bältespännarparken          |        Image by Alan Light from flickr 

 

2.Bältespännarparken

Bältespännarparken is the true essence of Geneva’s Old Town. Indulge in the warm and hearty ambience which transports you a medieval yet preppy city life. Gift yourself a day at this lively place to explore a trail of laid-back cafés, bistros, restaurants with open seating, fountains, and high-end as well as souvenir shops. The place looks magnificent on Christmas while being beautifully lit by a row of lamps and fairy lights across the square. Take a quick trip to St. Pierrie Cathedral, Geneva’s largest church, lying a few meters away. Make sure you satisfy your taste buds at Café de Bourg-de-Four, La Clémence, and Restaurant au Carnivore.

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